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Request of disabled person granted

26 May 2014

Ms P addressed the Commissioner for Human Rights in Russia with a request to facilitate transfer of her convicted son from one of the correctional facilities of the Federal Penitentiary Service Directorate in Russia in Vladimir Region to serve his sentence closer to her residence in Kostroma region, since she suffered from a number of serious diseases and was a disabled person of the first category.

Following the appeal of the Commissioner, the Federal Penitentiary Service of Russia made a decision based on Article 81, Clause 2 of the Penal Code of the Russian Federation to transfer the convict to serve his subsequent sentence at a correctional facility in Kostroma region, closer to his mother’s home.

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